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politics2.jpgThis category covers footage of trade unions, communism, protest, revolution and terrorism.
People’s Holiday, late 40’s, is just one of many May Day documentaries in Contemporary’s footage library. 1916 archive footage of the Easter Uprising in Ireland showing the ruins of Dublin after the battle. Free Voice politics.jpgof Labour covers the history of America’s famous Yiddish Anarchist paper. Exclusive footage of Fidel Castro, Aaron Copeland and Dimitri Shostakovich attending the Cultural and Scientific World Conference in the late 1940’s. Rare footage of the Peekskill incident when anti-communist whites organized and attacked a Communist Party outing, smashing buses and injuring those in them whilst the police stood by. Our section on unions contains portrayals of women activists from the US and Britain as well as archive material going back to the 30s. From Latin America comes footage of the grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo searching for their lost children and grandchildren.
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country of origin: China

Shots of city

country of origin: Cuba

Henry Wallace addresses audience

country of origin: United States

'Look for the Union Label' banner

country of origin: United States

Nauseating 'Loyalty Parade'

country of origin: United States

People wave

country of origin: Cuba

Injured people loaded onto plane

country of origin: Angola

Interview with man who planned Ma'a lot

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May Day scenes from France, Germany, Japan, Czechoslovakia, Poland

country of origin: United States

War veterans marching in Culver City, California

country of origin: United States

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